Sven: Fury sparkles as the newest coaster addition in Belgium. The ride has some unique features and finally puts Bobbejaanland back on the map. But besides the ride, they opened a brand new area at the park to accommodate this interesting new coaster. Ready to battle the threats?
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Meet the Guardian of Elements, who carried the four elements Water, Fire, Earth and Wind inside of him. With those, he created four realms to hold one of each. At the same time, dark forces were created as well that threaten those realms. It’s up to you to help protect them. As you stand in front of him, you have the choice between four stone archways.
The downside on this, is that guests can’t seem to find the entrance anymore. It used to be right next to the boarding station but now it’s quite a walk around. They need to finetune their signage on that for sure. Typhoon remains a well-known classic in Belgium so it can still compete with the newest addition.
The ride didn’t really change besides some new paint and theming. What did change however is the view. We got lucky that while riding, Fury was running at the same time. So swimming right next to a train reaching the top hat was such a satisfying moment as a coaster enthusiast!
In the station, you have two options. The left queue only goes forwards. The right queue gives you access to the vote buttons that are installed on the restrains. Push the arrow going up to vote for forwards or the arrow going down to go backwards. If you have more than half, that’s the direction for your ride! Is there a tie? Than the system chooses for you. By the way, at the moment there is still no signage on which side is which. So it’s good to know!
After this you dive down all the way back to the ground to go into the first inversion. Or at least, that’s how we consider it cause I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion about which elements are inversions and which ones not. In any case, this Corkscrew that follows after the drop holds the crown of being my favorite element. Visually stunning and it feels pretty good too. Enjoyable in both directions!
And that’s Fury! I guess you can consider it a Shuttle coaster but with a decent length. Overall, I prefer the forwards direction but it’s pretty unique that you can vote for backwards too. My very first ride was backwards and it did make me feel a bit strange about the coaster. It’s intense, but not as intense as I expected. It doesn’t feel unnatural at all, but not as enjoyable as forwards.
The forwards experience made it the best coaster in Belgium for me. If you want to compare it to a similar coaster, I might say Star Trek: Operation Enterprise but not as good as Lost Gravity. I do have to admit that my expectations for this ride were pretty high and that left me slightly disappointed. When I think about Infinity coaster, the first one that comes to mind is Kärnan. Obviously, it’s not that level of a coaster.
Theming wise, you feel they did a great effort in terms of Bobbejaanland. Still, the fences could have been different from the standard ones to fit more with the medieval theme. A great plus however for the atmosphere, is the music by IMAscore! It does have a high level of Avalon feel to it though.
Before we jump to our conclusion about this ride, let’s not forget the fourth realm! The Water element is represented by Naiads Waters. A water playground for children which is very popular at the moment!
One things for sure, these additions are a hit for Bobbejaanland. The park as a whole looked stunning and the new themed area adds up nicely to the existing ones. It’s a collection of three of their major rides and a nice addition for kids.
As for Fury, the coaster Bobbejaanland needed! Even though I don’t rank it among Europe’s best coasters, it does put the park on the European coaster map. If the number of coasters wasn’t a convincer to go to this park, Fury definitely is. It’s very repeatable as a coaster, especially given the choice of direction. So congrats to Bobbejaanland for building this and we’ll see you again soon!
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